Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is being brought back to Manchester United after an unsuccessful season long loan to Wolves. Cameron has been with Wolves just shy of 5 months and United have decided that there is no value in continuing the loan when there’s no first team game time.
United’s young talent featured 7 times during his loan spell, 6 times in the Championship and once during an EFL Cup game away at Newcastle. The last game he played at Molineux Stadium was on Sat 5 Nov 16 in a 2-3 loss against an inform Derby team. Cameron found himself up against Darren Bent and Tom Ince and the whole of the Wolves defence suffered.
Cameron went on loan to get first team exposure as his chances in United’s first team would be few and far between. Tuanzebe and Fosu Mensah can vouch for that! United concluded Borthwick-Jackson would gain little value from training and playing in the U23’s, so it was deemed the best thing for his development was to send him on loan and that’s exactly what they did. Unfortunately all didn’t go to plan.
Things started brightly during his loan spell and Cameron turned out some very good performances. He even got a Man of the Match award in only his second appearance for the club in a 2-0 win away against Newcastle subsequently ending ‘The Magpie’s’ five game winning streak. His first three performances were of very high standard and his fourth he was rated Wolves’ best defender during their 2-1 loss against Norwich: After the Norwich game on 1 Oct 16 his first team appearance’s dried up not featuring again until the end of October in a below average performance away against Blackburn. Cameron played once more in November in his worst performance in a Wolves Shirt, due to his lack of playing time morale may have been a factor.
It was a loan move that had so much promise to help Borthwick-Jackson’s development, through little fault of the player, the loan just didn’t live up to it. Therefore, Mourinho has decided he may as well return and train with our first team than train with Wolves.
Jose brought back Joel Pereira earlier this month to free up Sam Johnstone to move to Aston Villa for the rest of the season. Could Cameron’s return free up either Tuanzebe or Fosu Mensah for a loan move for the remainder of the season? If we’re not going to use them, let’s hope so!